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Tribunal Judgement: Nigeria Suffering Systemic Crisis, Says Akin Osuntokun

He said judges are only receiving threats due to their lack of transparency.

Director General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organisation, Akin Osuntokun has restated that the Labour Party will be heading to the Supreme Court following the Presidential Election Tribunal judgment affirming Bola Tinubu’s victory.

 He also said the judicial system has failed Nigeria as a state.

In an interview with ARISE NEWS on Monday, Osuntokun said the Labour Party believes the election court made the wrong verdict and they are working towards regaining the mandate of the party for Nigeria.

“My view of it all is that we are in a systemic crisis. We are coming to terms with the implication of Nigeria as a failed state in which all organs of government have been equally affected by the pathogens of corruption.”

The politician went on to debunk claims that supporters of the parties were directly responsible for threats being thrown at members of the judiciary. He stated that they had no ties to them but also noted that the anger of these persons stem from the lack of trust in the Nigerian judicial system.

“Allegations of corruption against the judiciary whether directly or indirectly have very square legs to stand on. We may question the tactics of President Buhari, but when he sent security forces to the houses of supreme court judges some years ago, they discovered tons of money in different currencies. 

“So it’s an unmerited righteous indignation to say that we are angry, as if there is no justification for people taking that position against you.”

“The implication of Nigeria as a failed state, as a country that tops the chart for corruption, is that if a country  tops that position, why should you not accept difficulty in accepting that the judiciary is equally affected?”

Glamour Adah